$5,000 award supports Natick VNA medication program

VNAA $5,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation to the Natick Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will help assure eligible local residents continued access to free and discounted prescription drugs through the VNA’s MetroWest Meds program.

Since its inception in 2004, the free MetroWest Meds program has served over 2,900 clients of all ages and has saved them over $4.4 million in prescription drug costs.

“People in our community who are uninsured or unable to pay for prescribed medications benefit greatly from this program,” said Robert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. He noted that the Foundation has supported the MetroWest Meds initiative annually since 2009, and has awarded VNA grants totaling $35,000 over the past seven years.